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Sri Lankan Airlines

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Sri Lankan Airlines

Has anyone flown recently with Sri Lankan?

I was on flight UL504 from LHR to Columbo on 2nd April. I can't tell you how disappointed I was with the flight. I have pictures as proof of all of these issues:

The arms of our arm resets were broken.

The headphone sockets did not work in all of the arm rests and the connections were lose.

We were told that there was a selection of movies available to watch. In fact there was a movie card showing some 8-10 movies available to watch. In reality, there were two movies only, both were very poor quality and sound and mine kept resetting to the air channel during the middle of the movie.

The food was terrible and there were no child meals, although we had pre-ordered.

I would love to hear from others.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1. Re: Sri Lankan Airlines

Friends flew a few months back. Outbound same story as yours, inbound a lot better with a refurbished plane. So it really depends on which plane you get...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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Thanks. However, people should be forewarned. Don't book with Sri Lankan as the planes are old and broken.

Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
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3. Re: Sri Lankan Airlines

Hi there...

Yes, it would seem that you were on a plane that even it's crews don't like flying, "probably" an A340 code 4R-ADB, it is know as "The Nightmare".. by the crews because of so many things that go wrong with it..

Due to be "Retired" soon...

Hopefully you won't get it on the return flight...



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4. Re: Sri Lankan Airlines


our flight in October was really good actually. nothing broken or torn, great food, and very comfy, great staff.

but we have unfortunately come across the nightmare flights you described, those were the times i never wanted to fly srilankan again (but they are the only ones who have direct flights from Rome...)

Edited: 06 April 2012, 16:31
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